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2011-09-26 08:13

CRUISING: Volkswagen's new Golf cabriolet will make its debut at the Johannesburg auto show.

Volkswagen will present its new Beetle and Golf Cabriolet at the 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show at the Nasrec Expo Centre.

The German automaker's new 'Bug' will feature a sportier and assertive design over the current generation.

The new four-seater Golf Cabriolet offers drivers an innovative soft top with an electro-hydraulic function capable of opening in 9.5 seconds. The top can be open or closed while driving at the speeds of up 30km/h.


In total, Volkswagen’s will exhibit 20 vehicles including the new Tiguan and new concept car showcasing future designs.

“This is the most anticipated motor show in the history of the event and Volkswagen has gone all out to ensure that visitors to our stand are not disappointed. We will present fascinating products that show Volkswagen’s innovative and emotional side,” said Mike Glendinning, Volkswagen Director of Sales and Marketing.

Volkswagen Beetle

NEW BUG: Volkswagen's Beetle has remained a popular vehicle choice since its introduction in 1938.

Volkswagen’s theme at JIMS is "Think Blue", and the focus will be on its  BlueMotion fuel saving technologies. Part of the Think Blue theme will be to showcase the brand's vehicles which feature Blue Motion badges such as the Touareg, Tiguan, Volkswagen CC, Polo and Golf.

Other vehicles on show are the Amarok, Caddy and T5 model range.

Visitors to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ outdoor stand will get an opportunity to experience the Amarok’s off-road prowess on a specially built 4x4 track.

Read more reports about the 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show.

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